News Briefs: Glee Grabs Whoopi, Lindsay Lohan for Guest Roles


Object in picture may be older, sluttier, and drunker than it appears.

CASTING NEWS

... Wow, I didn't think Glee could get more annoying, but it just did. The Fox series is in talks to bring on Lindsay Lohan as a character who drinks a lot, does drugs, and is fading from the public eye faster than Friendster. In other words, she'll be playing herself as a celebrity judge at Nationals. [TV Line]

... Glee has also booked Whoopi Goldberg for about three episodes. She'll play a theater professor from New York who heads to Ohio to oversee Kurt and Rachel's NYADA auditions. [TV Line]

... Ashton Kutcher is in talks to return to Two and a Half Men, and early word is that he will be making Charlie Sheen money. Word is, he's set to make seven figures per episode since the comedy hasn't lost a step in Sheen's absence. [TV Guide]

... Eddie Cibrian, who we last saw playing a playboy in NBC's period drama Near-Naked Chicks in Bunny Tails Murder a Mob Boss, will recur on TNT's Rizzoli & Isles. He'll play a motivational speaker who clicks with Isles. [TV Line]

... David Lyons, who we last saw wearing a cape in NBC's Funny Looking Superhero Has the Biggest Joke of a Superpower Ever, has joined the promising pilot from Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams titled Revolution. He'll play a marine named Bass in the thriller where all forms of energy mysteriously disappear. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Revenge's Roger Bart (he plays the snooty-named Mason Treadwell) will slide over to Grimm for an episode. He'll play a "Wildermann" in an episode about Bigfoot. Look for him in May. [EW]

... David Spade is going to be Hot in Cleveland, setting up a reunion with Wendie Malick, his former Just Shoot Me co-star. Spade will play a hairstylist. [EW]


THIS SHOW IS (PRE)HISTORY NEWS

... Netflix has ended talks to revive Fox's canceled Terra Nova, meaning the show is almost certainly positively absolutely finally dead. Jason O'Mara just let out a HUGE sigh of relief. [TV Guide]


DEVELOPMENT DEALS

... BBC America will import a pair of U.K. dramas for its Dramaville block. White Heat, which follows a bunch of friends from 1965 through the present day, will make its U.S. debut in May. Inside Men, about three security guards who plan a big heist, will premiere June 20. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Eva Longoria is developing a new reality series about dating. Longoria recently went back on the market after her break-up with Tony Parker. I love how celebrities start doing something and then think they should make a show about it because they think their lives are so interesting. Get over yourselves, celebrities! Note to self: Pitch show to NBC about a handsome man who writes about television and loves cats. [US Magazine]


SNEAK PEEK NEWS

... AMC is offering an early look at its latest reality show, The Pitch, on April 8. The show follows advertising agencies as they create campaigns for new clients. It's like Mad Men, but much stupider, which I thought was damn near impossible. (P.S. I don't like Mad Men.) Hey AMC, stick to zombies and meth-makers and meth-making zombies, please. Imagine it: Breaking Dead! [AMC]


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Mad Men stupid? Writers for this site keep on surprising you...
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"Pitch show to NBC about a handsome man who writes about television and loves cats."

1 pilot and a yuo tube short !!
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Who gives a rats patootie about Glee, they're holding on to something they lost after season 1!
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Ugh how can people still stomach Two and a Half Men it was getting terrible even with the last 2 seasons of sheen...the ones with kutcher are just torture
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Breaking Dead....SIX SEASONS and A MOVIE !!
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So Netflix is not picking up failed exceedingly expensive Terra Nova - there's a HUGE surprise....

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There's nothing to 'grab' when it comes to Lindsay Lohan. Bitch is clearly DESPERATE for work and Glee just plain sucks so it's only right that trash be placed with trash. People should boycott this episode to stick it to Lohan and tell her to just GIVE UP! You are done with Hollywood and let's face it Hollywood does not want you.
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AMEN

I don't like Mad Men either, I swear Ive tried, but I can't get pass 10 mins of it Zzzzzzz....

Is Glee still a show? Lindsay who?

I never watched Breaking Bad, first it never aired when I was in Mexico or in the UK and I really doubt it will ever be on South African TV, so I've been trying to catch up online, but haven't have the chance; is just that everybody says so many great things about it, I'm jelous.



You're off my list, I hate cats :/
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Breaking Dead is definitely the most interesting out of all of this news. Revolution is a close second.
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i'll watch Breaking dead!...



How can u hate on Mad Men?
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easily by having a good taste in entertainment



Seinfield may have been "a show about nothing" but it had comedy



Mad Men is just a show where nothing happens
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I think MadMen can be defined in many ways (even by detractors, for example "boring" or "preposterous") but definitely not stupid...



And I really hope that the "talks" for Lohan in Glee will remain just that.
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Which AMC show got zombies? You mean that show where everybody is bitching about who's fault it is that they are in boring situations and your actually is hoping they all get killed by zombies when they arrive 40 minutes into the episode. Oh yeah, it got zombies, wow everything comes to he who wastes his time.
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I can finally come out and say it: I also find mad men stupid. Thanks Tim for showing us the way.

Breaking Dead would be a great show, a lot better than the leg -injury documentary Walking Bad...
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So she's a judge. I thought they were going to do a Lohan tribute episode where they all sucked up to her, sang with her and constantly jabbered about how great she was. ....Look, I don't put anything past them anymore.
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Wow, Lindsay Lohan is becoming a parody of herself.
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"It's like Mad Men, but much stupider, which I thought was damn near impossible."



You know, you can just jump up and down and shout, "Look at me!" if you want to cause a stir.
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Question: What do Lindsay Lohan and Michael Jackson have in common?

Answer: They were both White at some point.
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The caption is hilarious!!!
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First, the caption of the photo was the best. Second, Breaking Dead would be awesome, Gus could come back as a zombie to attack Walter who is working on a new meth zombie infection cure
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You don't like Mad Men, you don't like Dexter, your credibility is shrinking. Just kidding, but seriously the news sucked today.
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I was under the impression liking Mad Men was a prerequisite to being a television reviewer. And calling the show stupid is almost embarrassing. The annual TV critic barbecue must be super awkward for Tim.
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Tim, I wasn't sure we were clicking, but knowing that you love cats has earned you my respect.
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